54 Tribal Nail Art Design Ideas for 2022

These Tribal nail art designs add some real personality and flair to show your own personality and style. This versatile look can match an outfit or become a statement in itself. We looked through thousands of fantastic designs. From a simple beginner look to an elaborate design to show your nail tech, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

Because you don’t need to perfectly copy a design this might be one of the easier styles to recreate but they can still have that luxury glam look to them.

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We’re starting this collection with these gorgeous white nails that have this pretty glossy tribal design in the middle with a lovely pink gradient beneath. It’s just so posh and classy!
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Here’s a green nail set that plays with a different tone of green on each hand. I really like how they both have this gradient dot design in the middle, topped with some thin silver tribal prints.
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We’re moving on to a nail collection that’s just out of this world. I’m definitely in awe of these gorgeous 3D-filled nail sets that just look like these exquisite corals from under the sea.
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If you’re a fan of gradient nail sets, then you might want to give this two-tone purple one a try. I really love the slight variations of the tribal design on each nail and the subtle glitter on the base.
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We’re switching things up a bit by moving onto clear nails. What I like about this set is that the design really speaks for itself since it only has a clear base.
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Here’s a gorgeous multi-colored nail set for those who want that vibrant look on their fingertips. I love the strong and happy energy that this nail set emits.
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If you prefer something more simple that’s on the cuter side; I’d definitely go for these two-tone ombré pink nails. I love how much more intricate these tribal designs are compared to the ones we’ve seen previously.
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We’re bringing you another gradient look, but this time the gradient circles can be found on the upper middle part of the nail. I’m in love with this color combination as it’s so soothing to the eyes.
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Here’s a simple pink ombré nail set that I adore. Even if the base isn’t all too unique, I find that the bordered tribal detailing really adds so much dimension to this look.
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This nail set can’t help but give off that futuristic feel. I really like how they used a very natural and seamless pink base in order to let the silver design pop.
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We’re toning it down a bit with these natural nails that have been coated with a light layer of milky white. I like how they kept this entire look straightforward by just adding some simple tribal symbols on top.
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These nails can’t help but take me back to the 2010s when vibrant multi-colored trendy tribal prints were in. This nail set definitely encapsulates that entire era.
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I’m in love with this nail set. If you’ve got short nails, but you still want your nails to stand out, you can definitely get these multi-colored vibrant tribal nails.
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There’s just something about using silver to create your designs that give off that futuristic feel to it. I like how this one was dressed up a bit more by adding some pink ombré nail designs.
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At first glance, you’ll probably think this nail set is an animal print. I love that beautiful illusion since the base really does resemble a crocodile skin print!
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We’re moving on to something lighter and a bit more glamorous. I’m in love with these translucent pink nails topped with some white tribal designs and some large pearls.
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Here’s another 2010s tribal nail design. This really fits the standard idea of what you’d think of when you’re asked about tribal nails.
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I love this modern set that really banks on beautifully mixed vibrant colors. I love how all the colors beautifully complement and contrast each other.
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Neon green used to be really in for a while. So here’s a classic green and black combination for those who want to stand out.
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Here’s a softer tribal nail look for those who are a fan of the geometrical layered tribal prints. I like how this one mixes in some plain light pink nails to lighten the look.
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I’m honestly quite in love with this nail set. I love how they used two color variations on each hand and how they played around with the layering of the gradient designs.
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We’re toning it down just a tad bit with these natural nude nails. I like how this set uses bright colors but blends them around so as not to make it too overwhelming.
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Here’s another nail set that fits more of the traditional tribal look. I like this set because it’s clean and simple, plus it’s also got a shape variation on one of the nails.
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Here’s a gorgeous full pink nail set that’s got the pretty glitter shine reflection. I also love how they added these edgy piercings that perfectly match the tribal designs on top.
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This is definitely one of my favorite looks from this collection. I really love the beautiful clear nails topped with some holographic glossy. The light pink tribal design also grounds the look a lot more, while the pearls add more dimension.
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If you’re looking for a black and white nail set, we’ve got one just for you! We’ve got these white and black thick French tips that are topped with these beautiful tribal designs.
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We’re bringing you a mix of punk and edgy in this black and white nail set that’s greatly decorated with these beautiful silver beads and toppers.
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Tone your look down a bit with these pretty pink to lavender ombré nails. I love how the softness of the base makes the metallic design look a lot softer too.
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Here’s a gorgeous multi-colored nail set. I love how vibrant colors have been in trend recently as it allows you to create the craziest nail looks!
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This nail set features two different colors. One is this gorgeous pink glitter which is very soft and subtle. The other is this bright blue glitter that stands out.
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Here’s a nail set that embraces the minimalistic, classic tribal nail design. I like how they used these earthy colors to create this look which seems fitting for a tribal theme.
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I’ve been growing more and more fond of the color orange recently because of how versatile it could be. I like how the tribal design contrasts the softer gloss design.
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Here’s another black and white nail set for you. If you’re a fan of French tips, you might like this nail set variation that’s got prints that kind of look like zebra stripes.
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I am in awe of these beautiful translucent blue nails that are topped with a bright green tribal design. This cool color combination weirdly works so well.
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If you’re looking for more of a muted look that’s got the most over-the-top design, then we’ve got the nail set for you.
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Here’s a stunning nail set that gives off an alien feel. I find that the combination of the gradient circles and the web-like tribal design really gives the look of something you’d find in a UFO.
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If you’re looking for a nail set that can incorporate all the colors that you want, then we’ve got the nail set for you!
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Here’s a nail set that’s slightly different from the rest. I love the frosted and regal feel that this set gives off. There’s also a difference in tribal design, as this one incorporates a lot of rounded patterns.
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If you want something that’s really classy and elegant, then these shiny silver nails are perfect for you. I really love how these silver patterns can stand on their own.
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We’re looking for something a bit simpler. We’ve got these pretty black nails topped with some green tribal designs. It’s very basic, but the colors still give it a subtle kick.
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This nail set is one of the simpler ones in this collection. My favorite thing about it is the pretty silver nails topped with these gem-like designs.
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If you want something straightforward and raw, I’d definitely give a nail set like this a go. We’ve got these really cool tribal designs painted on a bare nail.
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This nail set gives off the same vibe as the previous one, but this one’s a lot cleaner and dressed up. If you’re looking for a straightforward set that’s a bit more pristine, then you have to give this a go.
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Here’s a similar nail set from the previous one. This one obviously has a different feel because the intricacy of the tribal art is on a whole other level.
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We’ve got a really pretty nude nail set topped with two different layers of gradient circles. I love how some of the tribal designs also have some type of pattern on them.
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We’re ending this nail set with a nice clear milky look that’s topped with two-tone blue gradient circles. I love how this entire set looks frosted, especially because of the thin silver tribal patterns.

How to Do Tribal Nail Art Yourself

This tribal nail art inspiration might be one of the most flexible styles we’ve seen in a while and some fantastic artwork is on full display here. Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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